The News

Police in Beaumont are searching for a man who tied up a local elderly woman and robber her inside her garage Feb. 19, reports Officer Tony Harding of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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Audine Rathbun

On Fridays at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor, hungry hordes line up for hot food and fellowship, but those serving the famished folk face a problem. Southeast Texas Food Bank agency relations specialist Audine Rathbun told county commissioners Feb. 16 the facility is inadequate to serve the multitude and needs an upgrade.

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Dustin B. hit the jackpot Saturday, Feb. 20.

A Jasper County man turned a first-time visit into a $1,086,953.72 jackpot at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, a horseracing and gaming entertainment venue in Vinton, Louisiana.

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Lt. Gen. Brailsford

ExxonMobil presents Lt. Gen. Marvin Brailsford, U.S. Army retired, at Lamar University Feb. 24 in “An Evening with Lieutenant General Marvin Brailsford” in celebration of Black History Month. The presentation, sponsored by ExxonMobil’s Black Employee Success Team (BEST) and hosted by Lamar University, is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m.

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A mad rush to erect new tax-credit apartments in the city of Beaumont and other Southeast Texas locales has residents in those areas up in arms in opposition to the developments, decrying construction of the proposed affordable housing. 

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